The world is tense with dangers that show no signs of going in the 21st
century. The existential terrorist threat has ever-increased despite the war
on terror and wars in the Middle East show no signs of letting up. The result
has been an unprecedented flow of refugees and the EU has struggled with the
security implications of this. Old threats have re-emerged as well, like
The EU will tackle the new threats by falling alongside nations such as the
USA in creating a visa waiver program, so that citizens of "safe" nations can
enter more easily. The new ETIAS
(European Travel Information Authorisation
System) will allow the holder to work and travel in the Schengen area for up
to 90 days, within three years of being awarded the visa. Georgia will benefit
from its close ties with the EU as it is planned to be included when the visa
waiver arrives in 2023.
The new visa waiver will help the EU to better screen individuals entering the
through measures such as Interpol database cross-checks.